Flatt Fire Update – 6/19/2021

Contact: Kevin S, Abel, Cell: 435-592-4866

10,000 EST Acres0 % ContainedWest of Enterprise, UT37.64989 Latitude 113.6605 LongitudeBurning in Sage and Pinion JuniperCaused by Lightening

Today command of the fire transitions to Color Country Type 3 Team – Lyndsay Fonger, Incident Commander  

Yesterday’s Operational Shift

  • Friday saw hot dry conditions with gusty winds, low humidity, and severe ongoing drought.
  • Fire crews, engines, air tankers and dozers made good progress with direct suppression tactics, building and securing fire line along the fire perimeter to safeguard Enterprise.
  • Engines were staged throughout subdivisions for structure protection.

 Today’s Operational Expectations

  • Red flag conditions until 9 p.m. tonight with the most critical fire weather expected in the afternoons with potential wind gust.
  • Today, fire crews will continue direct suppression, mopping up and securing the fire line with support from helicopters dropping water on areas of intense heat.
  • The fire will likely continue to creep and isolated torching as winds increase in the afternoon.
  • Community and firefighter safety are top priorities for both the Incident Management Team and the Bureau of Land Management.

Evacuations & Fire Restrictions
Evacuations for Enterprise have been listed, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect

Weather: Most of Southern Utah is experiencing Red Flag conditions, which will continue through June 19, and bring hot, dry, gusty weather that could increase fire activity. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are occurring now or imminent as a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures could contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Fire Resources

100+ personnel, 4 hot shot crews, 2 hand crews, 19 engines, 1 dozer, 1 helicopter, 11 SEAT Aircraft, and 1 water tender

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